Four photos by David Farmbrough show old houses in Wisconsin Rapids before they were razed.
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Looking for pictures on the Lamplight Inn and the story behind it
Lamplight Inn was a railroad-based hotel named the Love House. The Green Bay and Western came through Rapids in the 1870s and later was a big supplier of Consolidated paper co. The hotel, later a rooming house, was built well before 1900 and torn down with the complicity of the city as a blighted structure. I used to hang out there with Ellen Sabetta and her sidekick, Pat Orcutt. The bartender was last-named Skoog. –Wisconsin Rapids City Historian Dave Engel
I worked there for Edward Skoog doing housekeeping and bartended in the late1980’s.I also cooked plenty of fish fry meals for customers in the neighborhood along with Ed, his Mother Dottie. My late husband, Ben Stuckey and I took care of Ed until he no longer could manage the bar or reside there. He then moved to Marshfield until his death. Lots of memories of patrons like Ellen Sabetta , Skelly and Bart , the Wirls, Gordy and Deb Bates. It was like a second home.